February 2013, 260 pages.
Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless
Romance Anthology: Spring Vacation Collection. Readers will love this
collection of six sweet contemporary romance novellas, centered on a
Spring Vacation, all with one thing in common: Romance.
Moonlight Kiss, a delightful story by Josi S. Kilpack, Sarah is looking
forward to the company retreat, namely because she’ll finally meet
Clint—the man she’s been Instant Messaging for a few months. As a single
mom, Sarah gets out . . . well, never. So adding vacation days onto the
retreat so she can spend time with Clint is daring, yet exciting. She
just hopes that the suave on-line Clint will live up to the man she
hopes to share her heart with.
In Annette Lyon’s charming
novella, Chasing Tess, Tess had been patiently waiting through three
years of law school for James to pop the question. The night has finally
arrived—at his graduation party. But his big announcement turns out to
be completely unexpected . . . and devastating. Tess flees the party,
promising herself she’ll never let herself waste time on James again.
But as she makes a desperate cross-country drive, James makes his own
plans on how to win her back.
Dancing at the Flea Market is a
sweet romance by Heather Justesen. Mara, fresh out of the cold North
Dakota tundra, spends her spring break in Texas with close friend, Anna.
When the two women run into Carter, an impatient man with a painful
past, it takes hearing Mara’s stunning voice at the local Karaoke club
to thaw his heart. But as Mara gets to know Carter, she has to decide if
the distance between their lives and homes is worth trying to bridge.
Sarah M. Eden’s captivating novella, The Best Laid Plans, Madison gives
up a vacation to Cancún with her office friends to return home and
babysit her mother, who is in another sketchy relationship. The only
problem with returning home is running into Derek, her ex-boyfriend who
she decided to break up with before he could break up with her—Madison
believes in always being one step ahead. When Derek teams up with
Madison to investigate whether her mother is dating the right guy,
Madison has a hard time ignoring what her heart is telling her about
giving Derek another chance.
Picture Perfect, an exciting story
by Heather B. Moore, follows Gemma who has never done anything out of
the ordinary, until her boyfriend Randy starts to ignore her. But even
cutting and dyeing her hair doesn’t get his attention. She decides to
join her old high school friends for spring vacation, only to be faced
with Drew, her best friend who suddenly seems interested in her as more
than a friend. Gemma must determine if her heart is on the rebound or if
it’s finally met its true match.
In Aubrey Mace’s enchanting
romance, The Science of Sentiment, Rosie will do anything to forget
Kevin, his completely perfect kisses, and the fact that he dumped her.
When she arrives at her grandfather’s mountain cabin for a spring
getaway, she discovers her worst nightmare—Kevin has been invited to
stay the weekend too. Since there is only room for one in such a small
space, Rosie is determined to kick Kevin out. But Kevin has other plans .
. . which might include a reminder of why he’s the perfect kisser.
I loved these stories!! I'm not typically a big fan of novellas (or short stories) because they either aren't well developed or they leave me wanting more. These are definitely an exception!! Six amazing authors crafted some unique and well written stories that totally hit the spot. I love that they're all by different authors because each author has a different style and it was a lot of fun to see that style come through. It's a very tough call for me to pick a favorite, but at this very moment, I'd have to say Picture Perfect (Heather B. Moore) won my vote. Don't get me wrong though--I absolutely adored the others. I could read it again next week and pick a different one. My only wish, aside from never wanting them to end, is that I would have read them during the spring because I love to read books during the season that they take place--don't ask--I'm just weird like that.
Content: a couple of them mention drinking or imply intimate situations; a couple of them have situations with unmarried men and women sleeping in the same condo/cabin, but in different rooms; and of course, some great kissing!! Clean.